Outdoor Garden Fountains
Outdoor garden fountains are a lively way to make the garden come alive. The tinkle of water flowing
gently into the pool beneath the fountain adds a peaceful touch to any yard, whether at home of at an
office. Outdoor garden fountains come in a variety of styles, such as the wall garden fountains, which can hook
onto the wall near the front porch or a back deck for a decorative and soothing touch to the décor. The fountains
can be made of a variety of different materials including fiberglass, stone, marble, wood, and metal. The type of
fountain depends on the landscape design and the taste of the individual.
For those who would rather not have a cord running across the lawn to the fountain, there are solar powered outdoor
garden fountains. These fountains do not run well when in cloudy weather, but they do great when the sun is
brightly shining, which is when the individuals would be more likely to be in the garden anyway. The solar powered
outdoor garden fountains have a solar panel that stores the sun's energy and powers the motor within the fountain
that circulates the water. With the power being made by the sun and the water being circulated within the fountain
so that it is not wasted, these fountains are environmentally friendly and easy on the power bill as well.
There is another garden fountain that is made to look like a garden wall, with Greek style pillars on either side
of it and a wrought iron gate beneath. Over the gate, carved into the marble is a huge lion's head, which seems to
scowl down on the garden below it. The water spouts out of the lion's mouth and into the small pool that is beneath
the gate. In the manner of animals, there is another fountain that is carved of marble and hosts a pod of dolphins
that seem to be jumping playfully out of the waves. The crests of the waves have holes in them so that the water
from the fountain pours out of the wave crests to the pool that lies beneath them.
A simpler garden fountain has a series of bowls that are attached to a flat surface in the background. The top
bowls are the smallest and they get larger until they reach the trough at the bottom. The water flows from the
smallest bowl at the top into the next bowl which overflows into the next until it reaches the bottom.